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In this Edition

Welcome to the latest  edition of Macc-Chat, packed with news and photos from Maccabi Victoria, our Members and Clubs. 

Scroll down so you don't miss these great articles and pics.

Maccabi Victoria and the Jewish Holocaust Centre Commemorate and acknowledge Yom Hashoah, Maccabiah Torch Down Under, Invitation to 20th Anniversary Maccabiah Bridge Commemoration and team farewell, Steve Solomon defends National 400m title, Cycling Club Award Honorary Membership to Riley Hart. Basketball Youth League Warriors show their Spirit, Jackas Open Season with Dramatic Loss, Hockey and Soccer Seasons kick off this weekend and more. 


From the President

'Earlier this year Maccabi Victoria was approached by the Jewish Holocaust Centre asking if we would partner them to commemorate and  acknowledge Yom Hashoah. The Jewish Holocaust Centre have produced an incredible video which I urge you to watch with your children'

Click the arrow for the article by Maccabi Victoria President, Brian Swersky


Maccabi 'Family' Profile

Nick Sharp

Co-Captain Maccabi Youth League Basketball Team

Describe yourself in 5 words:  Easy to get along with! 

Favourite movie: The Island

Favourite TV show: Modern Family

Favourite band/singer: Thirsty Merc

Favourite food: Chicken Parma 

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be? Chris Martin

Sporting Idol: Lebron James 

Favourite sporting team/s: Richmond Tigers (AFL) & Denver Nuggets (NBA)

Maccabi most memorable moment: First win in the YL program against Western Port in 2015! 

Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life? Ryan Gosling 

In future editions we will continue to profile more of our players, coaches,committee members and volunteers who are all part of our Maccabi Family.  
You can nominate yourself or some one else for "Maccabi Family Profile" by emailing us at  macc-chat@macvic.com.au

Less than 100 days to go!

WITH less than 100 days to go until the Maccabiah Games, Australia's leadership gathered in New South Wales for a crucial seminar to deliver the best experience possible.

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The Torch Down Under

The Maccabiah torch is on a special journey through Sydney, Noosa, Melbourne and Perth ahead of the Games in June.

Click the arrow for pics and more


An Invitation to the 1997 Maccabiah Alumni and Community

Maccabi invites you to a 20th Anniversary Maccabiah Bridge Commemoration, where we will reflect with those affected by the tragedy and remember and honour the friends we lost.

Click the arrow for the invitation and details


MacVic and the Jewish Holocaust Centre Commemorate and Acknowledge Yom Hashoah

Throughout Europe Jewish sporting clubs arose because of antisemitism where Jews were refused membership of clubs or were simply not allowed to play sport. When WW2 began it is estimated that there were about 30,000 members of Maccabi clubs throughout Europe.

The Jewish Holocaust Centre have produced an incredible video which we urge you to watch with your children.

Click here for more information and the video link


Save the Date for Junior Carnival


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise

20th Anniversary Maccabiah Bridge Commemoration and Maccabiah Team Farewell

Sunday 4 June 2017  

Click here for the invitation and details

Victorian Jewish Open - Snooker

Saturday 26th August & Sunday 27th August

Victorian Jewish Open - Eightball

Saturday 4th November & Sunday 5th November

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival

14-21 January 2018

HOLD THE DATE - Click here to join the mailing list  




Calling All Teenage Girls

Maccabi All Abilities is trialling a new program for high school girls of all abilities.

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Steven Solomon defended his 400m title at the National Champs

Steven Solomon defended his 400m title at the National Champs with a very gutsy win. This is Steve’s 5th National Open title, an Australian record for the men’s open 400m.

Click the arrow for more exciting Athletics results, upcoming events and training


Maccabi Basketball Youth League Warriors Show Their True Spirit

The Maccabi Basketball Youth League Warrior's Pesach break came after an unprecedented fixture of 5 games in 8 days.

Click the arrow for the match reports and pics


Maccabi Cycling Club Awards Honorary Membership to Riley Hart

'His achievements over the years speaks for themselves and we are honoured to have Riley associated with the club. He is not only an inspiration to our Young Guns but all our members and the wider community. 

Click the arrow for more Cycling Club news including the AGM and details of the exciting new Adult Cycling training program


Jackas open season with dramatic loss

AJAX’s 2017 campaign under Mark Williams kicked off in eventful fashion with the Jackas surrendering a 37-point lead in the third quarter, handing rivals Monash Blues an unlikely ten-point victory in a weather affected contest.

Click the arrow for the full match report and pics

We encourage all our supporters to sign up to Ajax Football Club's Team App to keep up to date with the Club. 


Upcoming Golf Club 1 Day Event


Snooker and Eightball Club News

Click the arrow for Upcoming events, results and more


Junior Soccer Season Kicks Off This Weekend

Click the arrow for fixtures and updates from North Caulfield Maccabi Junior FC




Around the Community


JCCV Yom Hashoah Commemoration evening

"The Holocaust - Europe and Beyond"

7:30pm Thu 5 May at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University

Tickets JCCV 9272 5566 or JHC 9528 1985

$18 for Adults and $12 Concession

Thanks to the support and cooperation of the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Click here for full flyer


Remembering Our Heroes and Celebrating Israel Bigger Than Ever Before

Yom Hazikaron commemoration - 30 April

This will take place on Sunday evening 7.30pm , 30 April 2017  at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton Campus.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Blue & White Night  - 1 May

Join us on Monday 1 May 2017 at 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South 

Book tickets in advance and save at zionismvictoria.iwannaticket.com.au

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Family Festival on 2 May 2017

Bring your family and friends on 2 May 2017, from 4-7 pm at Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield South 

Ticket prices: $5 adults, FREE for kids.


Visit the Zionism Victoria website for more details about all the events and to book


Year 10 Israel Program

Our Israel program is for Melbourne Year 10 students who attend non-Jewish public or private schools

Melbourne Information night will be held on April 26 at 7pm.

Contact Australia@amhsi.org to register your interest NOW and please SPREAD THE WORD!!


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